Posts tagged "fruit"
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Since I have so many apples laying around these days, I figured I’d share another simple yet flavorful apple recipe that should be a staple in your recipe box: homemade applesauce. If you’ve never have it, you don’t know what you’re missing. The jarred variety doesn’t capture that in-your-face apple deliciousness that you can only...
Banana, Raspberry, Lemon Pudding Parfait

Banana, Raspberry, Lemon Pudding Parfait

Parfait please! This is a recipe for either a breakfast or dessert parfait. Parfaits are great aren’t they? They taste decadent, but are usually surprisingly healthy (considering other snack/meal options). In a parfait, you can layer any ingredients that you like…so they are readily adaptable to every flavor palate on the planet. In this recipe,...
Strawberry Basil Jam

Strawberry Basil Jam

Okay, so I really like strawberries and basil together. The flavor combo makes you feel like you’re eating something exotic, but familiar. Regular strawberry jam is a dime-a-dozen, so I thought I’d spice it up a bit by tossing in some fresh basil and slightly nutty black sesame seeds. With this recipe you get a...
Mom’s Almond Soy Fruit Smoothie

Mom’s Almond Soy Fruit Smoothie

Although I do most of the cooking for my family, my mom insists she makes the best smoothies. She blends together three different kinds of berries, almonds, and soy milk. Toss in a splash of vanilla and you’re good to go! I usually make my smoothies with juice, but her recipe is pretty good so...
Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry Sauce

Caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, and raspberry coulis are pretty much the common trinity of dessert condiments. Don’t get me wrong, I love all three but it would be nice to see other options out there! So I say screw them and make an incredibly simple fresh blueberry sauce. In 5 minutes you will have a...
Caribbean Tomato Mango Tilapia

Caribbean Tomato Mango Tilapia

Tilapia is a really versatile fish that holds up great to marinades. In this recipe, I combine sweet diced mangos with the filets in a spice-citrus rub. The diced fruit becomes slightly spicy but still really fresh tasting…I love how it holds up during the cooking process. Just to make sure that this dish is...
Vanilla Pudding Parfaits with Blueberries

Vanilla Pudding Parfaits with Blueberries

This recipe makes four light, simple, but incredibly delicious desserts. Parfaits are a great way to layer three (or more) flavors you love…in this case, I use vanilla pudding, granola, and blueberries. You can make your pudding from scratch or use the kind from the box, doesn’t matter. Since my throat was sore, I use...
Apple & Raisin Crescent Pies

Apple & Raisin Crescent Pies

Individualized desserts are fun…especially when warm apples and raisins are tucked inside a flakey pastry crust with caramelized sugar on top. Either homemade or store bought pastry crust works (I prefer homemade, it’s tastes lighter, but either will work great). It’s a really simple filling and not too sweet. The classic flavor combination of apples...
Blueberry Oatmeal

Blueberry Oatmeal

My mom is obsessed with blueberries, so we always have them on hand. One day I thought it would be kind of cool to make oatmeal with a jazzed up color, and that’s when my blueberry oatmeal was born. It’s not super sweet like those oatmeal packets, but packed full of hearty and bright flavors....
Fruit n’ Oats Cobbler

Fruit n’ Oats Cobbler

We all have miscellaneous fruit hanging around the fridge, but we’re tired of only making smoothies out of them. Why not toss everything into an oven safe dish and get our Betty Croker on instead!? It’s such a fun way to create a new flavor combination, like I did with this black-and-blue-strawberry-mango mashup. The flavors...
Savory Orange and Red Onion Salad

Savory Orange and Red Onion Salad

We had some extra oranges hanging around the house, so I figured a simple appetizer salad was in order. Since fruit is usually served as a sweet dish, I thought it would be neat to present it with a savory twist. The onion provides a nice crunch and the oregano is unique against the flesh...
Cucumber Pineapple Mint Icy

Cucumber Pineapple Mint Icy

We’ve all had one of those days where we just want to lay around and dream of being pampered. I took that longing and decided to surprise my family with a light spa-inspired icy beverage! The mint is cooling, cucumber refreshing, and pineapple is sweet. I added in some honey for my father (he has...